This Great God, Like a mammy bending over her baby, Kneeled down in the dust Toiling over a lump of clay Till He shaped it in His own image.
The camel's hump is an ugly lump Which well you may see at the Zoo; But uglier yet is the hump we get From having too little to do.1902 Just So Stories,'How the Camel Got His Hump'.
There's something about a crowd like that that brings a lump to my wallet.1964 Observing the crowds that were gathering at the box office to see the highly successful Broadway show Luv. Attributed.
Twenty or thirty years ago, in the army, we had a lot of obscure adventures, and years later we tell them at parties, and suddenly we realize that those two very difficult years of our lives have become lumped together into a few episodes that have lodged in our memory in a standardized form, and are always told in a standardized way, in the same words. But in fact that lump of memories has nothing whatsoever to do with our experience of those two years in the army and what it has made of us.václav havel
Aside from a couple of signature flourishes, there's nothing to mark Paycheck as the product of acclaimed action director John Woo. In fact, there's little about this movie that makes it worth anyone's time and money. With a script that waffles between being hilariously absurd and insultingly stupid, and action scenes that won't cause anyone's pulse to skip a beat, Paycheck is less appealing than a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking.james berardinelli
[I would like to be] one of [the first pop singers to perform in a free Cuba]. I know the list is huge. And it would be hard to pull off -- I'd have a lump as big as a tostone [fried green plantain] in my throat. But oh my God, what a dream -- it would be the height of my personal and professional career.gloria estefan
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?Romans. IX. 21. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
It's enough that the two honorable sheiks, Sheik Osama and Sheik Ayman, remained like a lump in Bush 's throat, and he tastes their bitterness morning and night. Secondly, the Jihad continued until Judgment Day.Al-Qaeda Presents New Leader in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid, Who Threatens to Carry out Attacks against Turkey May 2007
A poem...begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion finds the thought and the thought finds the words.Robert Frost, letter to Louis Untermeyer (1 January 1916).
For one cannot serve the national spirit merely by getting a lump in the throat whenever one catches sight of the Union Jack, or by seeing red when a newspaper reports that some foreign power has acted aggressively towards England. These reactions bear the same relation to true love of country that a chance encounter between a man and a woman who meet in the street bears to a happy marriage.Rebecca West, "The Necessity and Grandeur of the International Ideal" (1935), reprinted
lump the whole thing! Say that the Creator made Italy from designs by Michael Angelo!1869 The Innocents Abroad.